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Brazilian Merganser | by nickathanas
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Brazilian Merganser

Mergus octosetaceus


A pair with several recently-hatched ducklings. It's the rarest duck in South America. BirdLife International estimates the population to be 50-249 individuals, most of the them in Brazil. A small population was recently rediscovered in Argentina, and a few might persist in Paraguay. Canastra NP is probably the best place to find it, though I have been seeing them less often in recent years.





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Taken on August 22, 2009